Telemedicine

Enjoy virtual doctor's visits from the comfort of your home, as well as discounts on prescription drugs and alternative health and wellness services.
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Telemedicine is not insurance, but it may be a good supplement to your health insurance plan. It can provide convenience by saving you a trip to the doctor’s office or urgent care, and cost savings – up to $100 per doctor’s visit.[1]

What Can You Treat With Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is best for diagnosing and treating routine, non-critical conditions you would otherwise visit your primary care physician or the urgent care for, such as:

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Pink eye and eye infections

  • Cold, bronchitis, flu

  • Allergies and hives

  • Ear infections

  • Sinus infections

  • Skin dermatitis and eczema

  • Chicken pox and shingles

  • Poison ivy and poison oak

  • Stress, anxiety, depression

  • Addiction

  • Grief counseling

(Please note that specialist services may not be available to all members.)

Healthcare from Home

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Pros and Cons of Telemedicine

 
  • Speak with real doctors – You get access to board-certified physicians, dermatologists, and therapists with an average of 15 years of experience.
  • No caps on virtual visits – Unlike health insurance plans, there’s no cap on the number of virtual doctor’s office visits.
  • Off-hours care – Clinics and urgent care centers have limited hours, but Telemedicine is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for virtual visits.
  • Stay home – The modern-day house call, when you’re not feeling well you can have a virtual doctor’s office visit without leaving the comfort of your home.
  • Take it with you – Access to medical professionals at the same low consultation fee even when you’re out of network.
  • Get prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy when eligible – Telemed doctors can write prescriptions as part of your  treatment plan.
  • Anyone can sign up anytime – There’s no open enrollment period and no health questionnaire, anyone can apply anytime, and you won’t be charged more based on your age, sex, or health.
  • Telemedicine is not medical insurance – Telemed is not designed to replace medical insurance and cannot replace the benefits that major medical or alternative health insurance provides.
  • No hands-on exam – Being a virtual visit, there are limitations for the types of services, prescriptions and diagnoses that can be provided. For example, preventive care and general wellness exams aren’t able to be performed.
  • Less continuity of care – The remote doctor you work with doesn’t have the same level of insight into your background and health history as your primary care physician that may have been treating you or your family for many years.

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Who Should Get Telemedicine?

Telemedicine may be a good option for you if you:

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How Telemedicine Works

Telemedicine is simple:

Sign up for the Telemedicine service and pay the monthly fee.

When you want to speak with a doctor, call or log in to your member portal on your favorite device.

Provide the practitioner some health history and details about your health complaint.

Talk to the doctor and receive a treatment plan including a possible prescription or a referral to an in-person doctor.

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[1] Yamamoto, Dale H. “Assessment of the Feasibility and Cost of Replacing In-Person Care with Acute Care Telehealth Services”. Published 2014, Dec. Connectwithcare.org. Retrieved 13 August 2018, from http://www.connectwithcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Medicare-Acute-Care-Telehealth-Feasibility.pdf